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Our Mission

 Mission Statement

The mission of the Windber Area School District is to ensure all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to solve problems, communicate effectively, and are responsible citizens while preparing for a life of continual growth and learning through a premier educational environment.


Vision Statement

The vision of the Windber Area School District is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary to solve problems, communicate effectively, and be responsible citizens while preparing for a life of continual growth and learning.


Core Values
 
  • Safety
  • Student Development
  • Communication
 
2018-19 DISTRICT GOALS
 
Develop and administer collaboration between WASD and Assurance Counseling Services to proactively implement wellness initiatives and mental health services for our students and staff.

Continue efforts to develop a proactive approach to establish behavioral supports and a social culture to improve student independence, participation, and overall educational quality by implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

District-wide implementation of consistent and collaborative data analysis and data-driven instruction to increase the level of Proficient and Advanced level students across all grades and tested subject areas of the PSSA by 10%; and by 2.5% for Grade 11 retake students across all Keystone Exam tested content areas (Algebra I, Biology, and Literature).

Implementation of Instructional Technology at an increased availability to support immersion of students and staff through instruction and assessment in a 1:1 technological environment.

Continue to monitor and further work to develop previously established goals and construction related items.
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2017/2018 District Goals - Artifacts and Evidence

The Windber Area School District will work to reestablish and strengthen our relationships with our Families and Community

The Windber Area School District will continue its work to expand upon high expectations and celebrate school and student success in academic, athletics, arts, and activities

The Windber Area School District will work to develop a caring and supportive culture

The Windber Area School District will work to foster positive relationships with other external entities to explore innovative ways to meet our students’ needs

Holistic Instruction Targets (21st Century Skills)

Students will be:

  • Problem Solvers
  • Collaborators
  • Communicators
  • Innovators